OCTOBER HEADLINES


FEED THE KIDS

On Wednesday night, October 6, the Worship Choir will "feed the kids" by getting involved in packing night! Location will be at First Presbyterian Church on North Main Street.


CHURCH CONFERENCE SET FOR OCTOBER 17

Make plans to attend our church conference on Sunday, October 17 at 5 PM. Come hear what the Lord has been doing through our church while updates are given on ministry reports, finances, and other church business. We will also have a night of “old fashioned” hymn singing during the conference, so plan to join as we sing songs of our faith centered around heaven and our journey to the promised land.


TRUNK OR TREAT

Come join us for Fall Festival at McCloy Park this year on Sunday night, October 31st, from 4-6 PM. We will have a trunk or treat, games, free food and bounce houses. It will be a great time for the whole family! Our youth group will be handling the bounce house duties as well as games for the preschool. Adults can help in any area where we have a need. Please contact Pastor Kevin or Michele Henry if you would like to help. You will be done early enough if you would like to pass out candy in your neighborhood or take your kids to other areas to trick or treat.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Throughout the next month, we will be collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which provides opportunities for the gospel to be shared all across the world through gifts for children in need. Supply lists and packing information can be found online at www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child. Contact Joan Jones for more information. We are asking that you deliver completed boxes to the church by November 7. The church will have boxes available. 


ORDINATION SERVICE

Join us Sunday, November 7, 2021, for a special time in the life of our church when we publicly set apart and ordain our Student Pastor, Luke Dawson, to the Gospel Ministry. This service will be a time for our entire church to celebrate and confirm God’s call on Luke’s life. An ordination council for all ordained men will be held at 4:30 that afternoon with the service to follow at 6:00 PM.


ABSC PASTOR'S CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETING

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention will hold its annual Pastor’s Conference and Annual Meeting October 25-27, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Cabot. Please pray for our pastors who will be attending along with others from around the state that this will be a time of great encouragement and inspiration.


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Since our last membership report, we have welcomed two new members who have come forward requesting to be a part of our church. Luke and Carrie Beth Dawson have joined by letter from Cross Church in Springdale.


FINANCIAL UPDATE

August 2021 Receipts: $97,079.67

August 2021 Expenses: $86,470.59

August 2021 Building Loan Payment: $26,768.40

August 2021 Building Loan Balance: $291,868.20


100K IN 100 DAYS

We are reducing our debt on our Building Loan more and more each week! We have challenged you, the church, to help us reach a goal of giving $100,000 in 100 days to help us pay off our remaining balance on this loan. In just 3 weeks, we have received just over $28,000!!! We are on our way! Would you pray about what God would have you give toward this challenge? You may give in our weekly service, drop by the church office, or give online at www.fbcmonticello.com

TOTAL GIVEN TO DATE: $28,445


JOB OPENING: CHURCH FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

We are currently seeking applicants for our financial administrator position. We are thankful to Joan Jones, who has held this role for the past few years. She will remain on staff until the position is filled, and will be available to train whoever takes over. This is a full-time position within the church support staff. The primary job responsibilities include handling church offerings, balancing expenses and receipts, compiling financial reports, reconciling bank statements, maintaining contribution records, processing payroll, and other administrative duties. A full job description can be found HERE on our website. Interested parties should submit a cover letter and a résumé to the church office in person or via email to receptionist@fbcmonticello.com.